Cirque du Soleil
Cirque du Soleil

TOTEM in Portland, OR

Oregon, United States
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Portland Expo Center


Cirque du Soleil Standard Parking Directions to the Portland Expo Center
For all Cirque du Soleil TOTEM performances there will be clearly marked signage to direct patrons to the Portland Expo Center. For your convenience, please review the directions below. As always, there is the option of taking TriMet Max light rail to the lower parking lot of the Expo Center and directly to Cirque du Soleil’s Grand Chapiteau (Big Top). We encourage you to arrive early and allow for plenty of time prior to the show opening. Directions to the Expo Center can also be found on their website.

Going South on I-5 to Portland Expo Center
Take exit 306 towards Interstate Avenue - this exit splits.
Take a right at the split towards Delta Park & Portland Meadows.
Go straight when you reach the stop sign.
Continue down this street passing PIR to your left and the TriMet Max Yellow Line to your right and you will reach the Expo Center’s main entrance.

Going North on I-5 to Portland Expo Center
Take exit 306B, you will see a large brown sign that says Expo Center.
After taking the exit, take a left on to Victory Blvd and get into the right hand lane.
You will reach a stop sign; take a right at this stop sign. It will put you onto Expo Road.
Follow this road all the way down, past PIR with the TriMet Max Yellow Line to your right and you will reach the

Parking : $8
Please note that they are managed by independent operators and costs may vary.

VIP & Disabled Parking

Cirque du Soleil Shuttle Directions for performances held on:
Thursday, April 3rd (20:00)
Friday April 4th (20:00)
Saturday, April 5th (16:30) & (20:00)
Sunday, April 6th (16:30)

Cirque du Soleil Shuttle Directions for performances held on:
Saturday, April 12th (16:30)
Sunday, April 13th (13:00)
Saturday, April 19th (16:30) and
Saturday, April 26th (16:30)

Parking : $8
Please note that they are managed by independent operators and costs may vary.

The Grand Chapiteau (Big Top)

The Grand Chapiteau seats over 2,600 spectators per performance.


2 hours 10 minutes, including a 25-minute intermission.


The show starts on time and latecomers are admitted only during a suitable break in the performance. Late-coming wheelchair-users can only be admitted at the intermission.

Entrance Tent
The Entrance Tents open 45 minutes prior to show time. The Grand Chapiteau opens ½ hour before show time.

Box Office Hours

Open: 2 Hours prior to show
Close: 1/2 hour after start of performance*

*Box Office supervisors on duty for guests attending the show until after intermission

Food & Beverages

Refreshments and snacks are available in the entrance tent.
We offer filtered water on-site for our guests. Feel free to bring a water bottle or souvenir re-usable water bottles will be available for purchase. Concessions open 45 minutes before the start of the show


There is a Cirque du Soleil store in the entrance tent.


  • The following show contains flashing lights which may cause difficulties for peoples with photosensitive epilepsy.
  • The temperature inside the Grand Chapiteau is controlled.
  • There is no cloakroom.
  • Smoking is not permitted in the Grand Chapiteau.
  • Mobile phones must be turned off during the show.
  • Any type of videotaping, photography or audio recording is prohibited in the Big Top.
  • Animals are not allowed.
  • Strollers are not permitted in the Grand Chapiteau.
  • Wheelchair-accessible restrooms are offered on site.

At Cirque du Soleil we make every effort to ensure that every one of our shows offers accommodations to our patrons with special needs. That is why an area in each Grand Chapiteau (big top) has been made wheelchair-accessible. Below you will find all necessary information regarding booking space or seats in this area. Enjoy the show!

Reserve Ahead
Cirque du Soleil strives to make it as easy as possible to purchase accessible seating tickets for big tops across the country

  • Please note that these reservations can be made by phone through Cirque du Soleil Customer Service at 1 800 450-1480. Lines are open 7 days a week, from 9 a.m. to 11 p.m. (Eastern Time). Patrons with reduced mobility should specifically ask for wheelchair accessible seats.
  • Or by clicking here.


  • Reduced mobility patrons are entitled to purchase tickets for up to three escorts.
  • Additional accompanying people may have to sit in the regular seating area due to a limited number of reduced mobility seats. We cannot guarantee the availability of seats near the designated wheelchair users' area.
  • Once you arrive on the site of the show, ushers will guide you towards the appropriate door, section and seats.
  • Cirque du Soleil does not provide wheelchairs to its patrons.

Please Note

  • In order to ensure that our patrons who have reserved space or seats in the reduced mobility area are comfortably seated, we ask that they arrive 30 minutes before the performance is scheduled to begin.
  • Wheelchair users and patrons with reduced mobility who arrive late will be seated at an appropriate time. Our ushers will escort you to the appropriate seating area within the tent.
  • Handicapped parking spaces are always located as close as possible to the main entrance. If necessary, patrons with reduced mobility may be dropped off at the entrance before parking. Regular parking fees apply.
  • At every Cirque du Soleil site, wheelchair-accessible washrooms are made available for the exclusive use of our patrons with special needs.
  • If you need assistance at any time, our ushers will be more than happy to assist you. We hope you have a wonderful Cirque du Soleil experience.

Prices are displayed on the first steps of the booking process, according to your performance and seat selections. Start by choosing the tickets of your choice on the tickets page.


The children's discount applies to children 2 to 12 years old. Children under 2 years old are permitted to attend for free, but must remain seated on a parent's lap at all times.

Children are not permitted to be left unattended on the site of Cirque du Soleil. Tickets purchased for children must have an adult seated beside.

Students, Seniors and Military

The student discount applies to individuals 13 years old and over with a valid student I.D. (includes College and University student I.D.). The senior discount applies to individuals 65 years old and up. The Military discount applies to those who have valid Military I.D. Student , senior and military discounts are available for non-peak performances only.


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